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Grateful Dead Live at Merriweather Post Pavillion on 1985-06-30

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Grateful Dead Live at Merriweather Post Pavillion on 1985-06-30


Topics Tony Suraci


Disc One/Set One:
Mississippi Half Step
C.C. Rider
Brown Eyed Women
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Keep on Growin'
Big railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
//Don't Ease Me In

Disc Two/Set Two:
Shakedown Street
Samson and Delilah
Gimme Some Lovin
He's Gone
Cryptical Envelopement
Drums//

Disc Three/Set Two cont:
Space
The Other One
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Sugar Magnolia
Encore:
U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Merriweather Post Pavillion
Location Columbia, MD

Source Nakamichi CM304's + Beyer M101>Sony Mixer>Sony D5M *OTS at SBD, Stand at 9 Feet
Lineage Nak CR5A>Lunatec V3(analog out)>722@24/96 > Adobe Audition 2.0 dither and resample 16Bit>Cdwav/tracking>flac16
Taped by Tony Suraci
Transferred by Tony Suraci

Notes

// tape flips, very little missing.
* Recorded from row directly behind SBD, very close to center.
Notes: This is the 16Bit version. 24 Bit is archived on DVDA.

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Reviewer: wolfthatisdire - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2013
Subject: DL this AUD
This is the best AUD to download in my opinion, I have both of them and the other one (Oade I think) has more noise from the audience which drowns out some of the boys notes. If you listen to the Oade and then listen to this one you will see what I am talking about. Tony has some good AUD's on the archive, I got his 3-30-87 show which is also good quality.

Anyways this is a wonderful show, I think enough has been said below, but standouts for me include the Shakedown and Sugar Magnolia, I LOVE the Sug Mag here it's so intense and speedy I love it.

This show is a must have for your collection.
Reviewer: Deadhead225 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2011
Subject: Crest of the Wave
Another epic Dead show. The music was awesome. This recording is I think the best Aud. as of today. It is fuller than the Oade Bros., which I had to compare a # of times to believe.

I know that all these summer shows were recorded from board on Beta by a couple of students and I have a cassette copy but am unable to digitize, so I am grateful for those like Mr. Suraci who have uploaded here.

The He's Gone is not mentioned in any of the reviews I have read and is really deserving of note. Brent is really nice on this one and it is a good version. The thick opium smoke and fact that it was still light during a good part of the 2nd set added to the weirdness.

The scene has been reviewed a little, but the true carnival atmosphere that was actually encouraged by the management has barely been touched upon. This being Archive, you gotta know that when we arrived in the golden afternoon of the day before the show day they had a guy out in the field who told us: "That whole part over there is yours.", w/ a sweeping gesture to a limitless expanse of rolling fields and woods. Well, Redneck Buddha and I in in the Batmobile were about the 3rd car in the lot, coming from Hershey. We set up in a prime spot at Woods; edge and the rest was history. It built into the most massive enclave of opium dens, vendormania and just the most open scene of bliss anyone could imagine. Narry a hassle and not one law enforcement officer did we ever see. Our neighbors were some crazy hillbillies from TN, Lawrence and Casey with a 'Consantinoga' tent that looked like an old conestoga wagon. Friends arrived and somehow found us. They had absconded from their employ with a massive fishing cooler full of subs they had made, which contributed greatly to their well being over the next 3 days. The prevalence of everything on these few days marked this as what I will call the Crest of the Dead Wave before things began to get clamped down upon. It was just too good to be true any longer, and there was no way to keep it a secret.

To go to the show you just walked out your front door, through the yard and right on into the last great American adventure.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2011
Subject: 4.3 stars
A good, deep recording of an extremely well-played show. The first set is very white bread in terms of songs, but the second set is very tasty. The only lag in the show is, unfortunately, Cryptical, which is carried out almost as clumsily as its previous performance a few nights before, and whose second half (in its traditional slot after Other One) is entirely missing.
Reviewer: wvjohn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2010
Subject: The best
Quite possibbly the best shakedown ever!!!!!!
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